The two people the Queen speaks to the most on her mobile phone

If the Queen is gossiping away on her anti-hacker encrypted mobile phone, chances are it's one of two people, a royal commentator says.

Speaking to Royally US podcast, Jonathan Sacerdoti, a British journalist who has covered the royal family extensively, said the Queen, 95, mostly only uses her Samsung mobile phone to speak to two people - and one isn't even a member of her immediate family.

"Apparently the Queen has two people who she speaks to the most on her phones and she also apparently has a mobile phone which is said to be a Samsung packed with anti-hacker encryption by MI6 so nobody can hack into her phone," Sacerdoti said.

"But the two people she phones the most are said to be her daughter Princess Anne and her racing manager John Warren."

Warren is the son-in-law of Henry George Herbert, the Earl of Carnarvon, who was a friend of the Queen from their teenage years until his death in 2001. He also served as her racing manager from 1969 onwards. His family own Highclere Castle, well-known as the set for the television Downton Abbey.

"So this is apparently who can get through to the Queen from anywhere in the world - if he calls she answers," Sacerdoti said. 

The Queen is said to be quite adept with technology, using Zoom throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, she posted her first Instagram picture, while it has been reported that she has a secret Facebook account. 

"The Queen also has an iPad and a laptop, and she has a personal account on Facebook - though no one outside the Palace knows how many 'Friends' she has," royal writer Brian Hoey has said.

"She has her own mobile, has learned how to text and her phone is among the most sophisticated in the world. It is encrypted, like those used by the security services, and is said to be impossible to be hacked into.

"The royal mobile is kept fully charged at all times by Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal assistant and senior dresser."